Nazi Conquest of Europe 1936-1941
Transcript Nazi Conquest of Europe 1936-1941
“I Will Return to
Germany what was
Occupation of the Rhineland
German troops re-enter the Rhine in
violation of the Versailles Treaty.
French troops do nothing to stop this.
German Generals do not remove Hitler
as a result.
German and Austrian Nazi’s force
Austria’s government to accept
annexation in the spring of 1938.
This ‘bloodless’ coup legitimizes
Hitler’s claim to power in Germany.
Not all Austrian’s favored the
3 million Germans live in western
These Sudeten Germans cry out for
Germany to save them.
German troops occupy without a
“Czechoslovakia is like
a dagger pointed at
the heart of Germany,
I must have it.”
Munich Conference 1938
Appeasement is born
England, and the
Czech. Meet with Germans,
Italians at Munich.
agree to let Hitler keep
everything he’s seized if he
promises to stop.
Hitler was willing to back
down had the Allies pushed
him at Munich.
Their weakness gave Hitler
new strength and credibility
with his Generals
Hitler invades eastern
Allies warn that the next move will
TOO LITTLE TOO LATE
SOVIET - NON AGGRESSION
PACT - AUG. 1939
Hitler and Stalin
forge an “alliance of
seal POLAND’S fate.
Sept. 1, 1939
FALL OF THE WEST
SPRING OF ‘40
Hitler’s greatest moment...
surrender in June of 1940
At the very site of WWI
Hitler’s First Tragic Mistake
Allowing the British and Commonwealth
troops to escape to England at Dunkirk
Hitler’s Second Tragic Mistake
England and the
failed Battle of
Hitler decides to tear
up the Soviet NonAggression Pact and
launch his armies
against the Soviets.
Hitler’s Two Front War
Hitler vowed that he would never make the
same mistake that Kaiser Wilhelm made in
the first world war that doomed Germany.
Flushed with success and overconfident,
Hitler breaks that vow by attacking to the
He now had England in the West and the
Soviet Union in the East.
The results would be disastrous for Germany
Hitler’s Third Fatal Mistake
Declaring war on the U.S. following
Pearl Harbor proved disastrous for
The results of waiting “an extra
hour” for Germany.